About the Authors
Professor Mauet directs the Trial Advocacy Program and teaches Evidence, Pretrial Litigation, and Trial Advocacy.
For ten years Professor Mauet practiced as a trial lawyer in Chicago. He was a prosecutor with the Cook County State's Attorney and the United States Attorney offices. He was a commercial litigator and specialized in medical negligence litigation with the firm of Hinshaw & Culbertson. During these years he also was an adjunct faculty member at Loyola and Chicago-Kent law schools, teaching criminal law and trial advocacy.
Professor Mauet is a leading authority on trials. His latest book is Trials: Strategy, Skills, and the New Powers of Presentation. His other books include: Trial Techniques (6th ed.), Materials in Trial Advocacy (5th ed.), Pretrial (6th ed.), and Trial Evidence (3d ed.), all published by Aspen Law & Business. Trial Techniques is the leading text in the field and has Canadian, French, New Zealand, Australian, and Chinese editions.
Professor Mauet was an Arizona Superior Court Judge pro tem in 1987 - 1988 and in 1988 - 1989 taught at George Washington University as the Howrey Professor of Trial Advocacy. He has also served as a visiting faculty member at Harvard Law School's trial advocacy program and at Washington University. He is a co-founder of the Arizona College of Trial Advocacy. He is a former regional director of the National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA) and has taught in numerous NITA programs throughout the United States since 1976.
Professor Mauet's research interests center on the application of social science research, particularly in psychology and communications, to the jury trial process.
Warren D. Wolfson
LL.B., University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
BS, University of Illinois, Chicago
Judge Warren D. Wolfson joined the DePaul University College of Law as interim dean in August 2009. He brings to the deanship a wealth of expertise garnered throughout a legal career that includes 33 years on the bench and extensive academic experience. He was appointed to the Circuit Court of Cook County in 1975, elected to a full term in 1976, and retained in that position for five consecutive terms. In 1994, he was assigned to the Illinois Appellate Court, 1st District, where he served until joining DePaul. Prior to his career on the bench, he spent 18 years in criminal defense practice.
Judge Wolfson, co-author of TRIAL EVIDENCE (4th ed., Aspen Publishers 2009) and MATERIALS IN TRIAL ADVOCACY (6th ed., Aspen Publishers 2007), established and directed the highly respected trial advocacy program at Chicago-Kent College of Law from 1971 to 2009. During that time he also taught evidence and an advanced evidence seminar. Before joining Chicago-Kent, Judge Wolfson taught trial advocacy for 15 years at the University of Chicago and lectured for the National Institute for Trial Advocacy.
A.A., Northland Community and Technical College
B.A., Summa Cum Laude, Dickinson State University
J.D., Stanford Law School
Stephen D. Easton was named dean of the University of Wyoming College of Law on July 1, 2009.
Easton's research, writing, and speaking focus on expert witnesses, effective trial advocacy and professional responsibility (ethics). He is the author of How to Win Jury Trials: Building Credibility with Judges and Jurors, a handbook for trial attorneys. He is a popular continuing legal education speaker who has been invited to speak to groups of practicing trial attorneys in dozens of states.
Easton was previously the C.A. Leedy Professor of Law at the University of Missouri, where he won several university and national teaching and writing awards, including the Pound Civil Justice Institute Richard S. Jacobson Award for Excellence in Teaching Trial Advocacy, the University of Missouri's William T. Kemper Fellowship for Excellence in Teaching, the American Inns of Court Warren E. Burger Writing Prize and Mizzou's Excellence in Education and Golden Chalk Awards.
In law school, Easton was associate managing editor of the Stanford Law Review and president of the Stanford Law Forum. Before starting his teaching career, he was a law clerk to The Honorable Joseph T. Sneed of the United States Court of Appeals in San Francisco, California; an associate and partner with the Pearce & Durick in Bismarck, North Dakota; and the United States Attorney for the District of North Dakota in Fargo and Bismarck, North Dakota.
(2010) The Trump Card: A Lawyer's Personal Conscience or Professional Duty?, with Julie A. Oseid, 10 Wyo. L. Rev. 415 (2010).
(2008) Peeking Behind the Wizard's Curtain: Expert Discovery and Disclosure in Criminal Cases, 32 Am. J. Trial Advoc. 1 (2008) (with Kaitlin A. Bridges).
(2006) "Toto, I Have a Feeling We're Not in Kansas Anymore": Using the Wizard of Oz to Introduce Students to the Skills of Witness Examination, 12 Clinical L. Rev. 283 (2006).
(2006) That is Not All There is: Enhancing Daubert Exclusion by Applying "Ordinary" Witness Principles to Experts, 84 Neb. L. Rev. 675 (2006).
(2011) Materials in Trial Advocacy (7th ed., Aspen/Wolters Kluwer, 2011) (with Prof. Thomas A. Mauet and Judge Warren D. Wolfson).
(2008) Attacking Adverse Experts (American Bar Association 2008).
(2004) Problems, Cases and Materials in Professional Responsibility, with related Teacher's Manual, and PowerPoint slides (Thompson-West 2004) (with James R. Devine, William B. Fisch, & Robert H. Aronson).
(1998) How to Win Jury Trials: Building Credibility with Judges and Jurors (American Law Institute-American Bar Association Committee on Continuing Professional Education 1998).